The Good Place (2016–2020)
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Somewhere Else 

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Michael makes a plea; Eleanor looks to take the high road; Michael tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kristen Bell ... Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper ... Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil ... Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden ... Janet
Manny Jacinto ... Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson ... Michael
Maya Rudolph ... Judge
Angela Trimbur ... Madison
Seth Morris ... Wallace
Allyn Rachel ... Betsy
Meryl Hathaway ... Brittany
John Hartman ... Joe
David Piggott ... Frim
Ben Harris ... Waiter Stenn


Just before the Judge is about to send Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason back to the Bad Place for eternity for collectively failing the tests she gave them, Michael, with Janet by his side, makes his way through the portal to the Judge's chamber, he who pleads their case by poking holes in the process which determines who goes where in the afterlife. The Judge is at least willing to listen to Michael. If Michael is able to come up with a solution, the four humans, led by Eleanor, want to go through whatever process and be sent to whatever place as a group. What Michael is eventually able to convince the Judge to do in the interim, unheard of within her tenure, still does not answer the question of where the four will eventually land in their eternity, Michael who places his faith in the four and what they have gone through since they first arrived in the neighborhood. Written by Huggo

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The advertisement for Engorgulate on the side of the truck shows an older, fit, gray-haired gentleman holding a younger, fit, blond-haired woman which are similar in appearance to Michael and Eleanor. See more »


In the early episodes, it's established that Chidi speaks in his native French, and Eleanor can only understand him because there are no language barriers in 'The Good Place'. In the Season 2 finale, we see Eleanor and Chidi return to earth to continue living and Chidi speaks perfect English with an American accent. However, in the third season, Chidi explains that though he was born and raised in Senegal, he attended American schools and thus sounds American. See more »


Chidi Anagonye: The difference between the term reasonable, what does it mean to be a reasonable person? I may have a different definition of reasonable so why do it then? Why choose to be good every day if there is no guaranteed reward we can count on, now or in the afterlife? I argue that we choose to be good because of our bonds with other people and our innate desire to treat them with dignity.
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References Parks and Recreation (2009) See more »


Written by John Dragonetti, Blake Hazard
Performed by The Submarines
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Brought tears to me eyes
15 September 2018 | by xhidden99See all my reviews

Best ep of the whole series. Fantastic way to bring it full cicle. Funny, charming and not incredibly annoying. Loved it

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Release Date:

1 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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